Narendra Modi India’s Prime Minister has expressed grief over the death of football magician Diego Maradona. The Argentinian star said goodbye to the world on Wednesday night at the age of 60 from a heart attack. Expressing condolences, PM Modi said,
‘In his best career, he gave us some great sports moments on the football field. His untimely demise has made all of us sad.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles death of football legend Diego Maradona.
PM says, "Throughout his career, he gave us some of the best sporting moments on the football field. His untimely demise has saddened us all." pic.twitter.com/CbToiCScNT
— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
Vice President also expressed grief
M. Venkaiah Naidu also mourned the demise of Maradona and said that he was a player who mesmerized millions with his magic game. Vice President Secretariat quoted Naidu as saying,
‘His sudden demise is a huge loss to the football world. My condolences to his family and fans in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace. ‘
Diego Maradona was a rare sportsman who enthralled millions with his magical game. His sudden demise is a huge loss to the world of football. My thoughts are with his family and fans in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace. #Maradona pic.twitter.com/amEu3eLqoj
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) November 26, 2020
Huge statue in goa
The Goa government is going to erect a huge statue of this great footballer in the coastal area of Eastern District early next year. Michael Lobo, a senior minister in the state government and MLA from Calicut, said,
“Maradona’s statue is already being built.” An artist from Maharashtra is working on it. ”Lobo had announced the installation of a statue of Maradona in the state in 2018 itself.
Maradona showed why football is a beautiful game: Rahul Gandhi
Diego #Maradona, the legend has left us. He was a magician who showed us why football is called “The beautiful game”.
My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2020
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also expressed condolences. The football politician tweeted, ‘Diego Maradona, a legend no longer among us. He was such a magician who showed why the game of football is called beautiful, my condolences to his family, friends, fans. Gracias Argentina. ‘